Concentration camp movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant concentration camp movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, bleak, emotional, disturbing and captivating films and TV shows about / with concentration camp, world war two, holocaust, nazi, confined, against humanity, war, survival, jewish and death plots mostly in Drama, War and History genres shot in USA, Germany, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as concentration camp: Schindler's List (1993), The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (2008), Life Is Beautiful (1997), Fateless (2005), The Devil's Arithmetic (1999), Seven Beauties (1975), Escape from Sobibor (1987), Amen. (2002), The Grey Zone (2001), Sophie's Choice (1982).

List of concentration camp movies

Schindler's List (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 195 min.
Story: The true story of how businessman Oskar Schindler saved over a thousand Jewish lives from the Nazis while they worked as slaves in his factory during World War II.
Style: serious, touching, emotional, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, ghetto, anti semitism, rescue, war, survival, genocide, against humanity, nazism, confined, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1990s, 1930s
Place: poland, germany, europe, israel
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The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (2008)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When his family moves from their home in Berlin to a strange new house in Poland, young Bruno befriends Shmuel, a boy who lives on the other side of the fence where everyone seems to be wearing striped pajamas. Unaware of Shmuel's fate as a ...
Style: touching, emotional, serious, disturbing, gloomy ...
Audience: kids
Plot: holocaust, friendship, concentration camp, against humanity, childhood, jewish, young heroes, nazism, wartime life, atrocity, tragic event, gas chamber ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: germany, poland, europe, switzerland, berlin germany
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Life Is Beautiful (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A touching story of an Italian book seller of Jewish ancestry who lives in his own little fairy tale. His creative and happy life would come to an abrupt halt when his entire family is deported to a concentration camp during World War II. While ...
Style: sentimental, touching, tragicomedy, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: holocaust, human spirit, concentration camp, optimism, survival, self sacrifice, jewish, fascism, captivity, make believe, protecting from truth, protective parent ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: italy, europe, tuscany, poland
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Fateless (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Hungary, Germany, UK, Israel, France, USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: An Hungarian youth comes of age at Buchenwald during World War II. György Köves is 14, the son of a merchant who's sent to a forced labor camp. After his father's departure, György gets a job at a brickyard; his bus is stopped and its ...
Style: sincere, bleak, serious, emotional, disturbing ...
Plot: concentration camp, holocaust, bus, survival, danger, youth, soldier, destiny, coming of age, innocence lost, resentment, rebelliousness ...
Time: 1940s
Place: hungary, budapest, europe, slovakia, poland
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The Devil's Arithmetic (1999)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, War
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Hannah Stern, an American-born Jewish adolescent, is uninterested in the culture, faith and customs of her relatives; however, Hannah begins to revaluate her heritage when she has a supernatural experience that transports her back to a Nazi death ...
Style: realistic, serious, uplifting, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, time travel, jewish, anti semitism, teenager, nazi occupation, war, human spirit, hopes, heroes, survival ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: poland, europe
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Seven Beauties (1975)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Nominated for four Academy Awards including Best Director, Seven Beauties stars Giancarlo Giannini (Swept Away) as Pasqualino Frafuso, known in Naples as "Pasqualino Seven Beauties." A petty thief who lives off of the profits of his seven ...
Style: cynical, disturbing, humorous, dark humor, biting ...
Plot: concentration camp, war, survival, pimp, honor, wartime life, life is a bitch, small time, siblings relations, criminal heroes, family relations, anti heroes ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s
Place: italy, europe, russia, southern italy, germany
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Escape from Sobibor (1987)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Yugoslavia
Duration: 143 min.
Story: During WWII, the death camp at Treblinka had an escape, causing the Commandant at a similar camp in Sobibor to vow (actually threaten) that his camp would never experience the same thing. But those who were its captives, the Jewish laborers that had ...
Style: rough, captivating, tense, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: concentration camp, holocaust, against humanity, genocide, hard labor, violence, brutality, corporal punishment, labor camp, captivity, war, wartime life ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: poland, europe
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Amen. (2002)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, War
Country: France, Germany, Romania
Duration: 132 min.
Story: The film "Amen." examines the links between the Vatican and Nazi Germany. The central character is Kurt Gerstein, a member of the Institute for Hygiene of the Waffen-SS who is horrified by what he sees in the death camps. Moreover, he is ...
Style: realistic, bleak, suspenseful, clever, thought provoking ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, genocide, politics, massacre, torment, anti semitism, war crime, pope, doctor, conscience, vatican ...
Time: 30s, 40s, 20th century, 1930s, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, poland, hungary, romania ...
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The Grey Zone (2001)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A Nazi doctor, along with the Sonderkomando Jews – who are forced to work in the crematoria of Auschwitz against their fellow-Jews – find themselves in a moral grey zone.
Style: serious, factual, depressing, harsh, compassionate ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, survival, redemption, smuggling, against humanity, human spirit, moral dilemma, rebelliousness, pow, anti semitism, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1944, 1940s
Place: europe, poland, germany, budapest hungary, israel
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Sophie's Choice (1982)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Stingo, a young writer, moves to Brooklyn in 1947 to begin work on his first novel. As he becomes friendly with Sophie and her lover Nathan, he learns that she is a Holocaust survivor. Flashbacks reveal her harrowing story, from pre-war prosperity ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, depressing, bleak ...
Plot: holocaust, against humanity, concentration camp, post war, mental illness, haunted by the past, love and romance, wartime life, nazi, tragedy, nazis, male female relationship ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: new york, poland, usa
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Triumph of the Spirit (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Sport, War
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Fact based story about a former Greek Olympic boxer who was taken as a prisoner during World war II and placed in the Auschwitz prison camp. There he was permitted to survive as long as he fought for the amusement of his captors. His father and ...
Style: realistic, bleak, serious, suspenseful, tense
Plot: concentration camp, holocaust, survival, boxing, auschwitz, boxer, confined, anti heroes, sport, love and romance, contests and competitions, heroes ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 30s, 20th century, 1930s ...
Place: poland, europe, greece
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The Ninth Day (2004)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: Germany, Luxembourg, Czech Republic
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A drama loosely based on Jean Bernard's Nazi-era prison diary.
Style: serious, emotional, sincere, psychological, uplifting ...
Plot: concentration camp, holocaust, soldier, bishop, faith, confined, hopes, clergy, introspection, danger, heroes, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: geneva switzerland, holland, russia, poland, moscow russia ...
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The Truce (1997)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy, France, Germany, Switzerland
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Although liberated from Auschwitz on January 27, 1945, Levi did not reach Turin until October 19 of that year. After spending some time in a Soviet camp for former concentration camp inmates, he embarked on an arduous journey home in the company of ...
Style: gloomy, emotional, bleak, serious, sincere ...
Plot: concentration camp, holocaust, refugee, life is a bitch, confined, against humanity, war, hopes, wartime life, captivity, society, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: russia, italy, europe
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Out of the Ashes (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The real-life story of Gisella Perl, a Jewish Hungarian doctor imprisoned in the notorious Auschwitz death camp of World War II.
Style: captivating, uplifting, realistic, touching, serious ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, pregnancy, immigrants, war, against humanity, life is a bitch, confined, hopes, wartime life, human spirit, genocide ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: hungary, europe, usa
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Werewolves of the third reich (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller, War
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In Germany at the height of World War II, a ragtag group of American soldiers discover Doctor Mengele's diabolical plan to create an unstoppable army of Nazi werewolves.
Style: suspense, captivating, scary, tense
Plot: werewolf, human experiment, concentration camp, extramarital affair, american soldier, nazi, world war two, soldier, deadly weapon, battles
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Anne Frank: The Whole Story (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: Czech Republic, USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Anne Frank: The Whole Story is a film based on the life of Anne Frank, a Jewish girl growing up in Nazi occupied Holland. When war breaks out Anne & her family, Otto her father, Edith her mother & Margot her sister move from Germany ...
Style: realistic, serious, bleak, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: holocaust, genocide, concentration camp, against humanity, d day, diary, anti semitism, dentist, attic, survival, life is a bitch, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1940s, 1930s
Place: amsterdam, holland, europe, netherlands
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The Counterfeiters (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, War
Country: Austria, Germany
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The story Jewish counterfeiter, Salomon Sorowitsch, coerced into assisting the Nazi operation of the Sachsenhausen concentration camp during World War II.
Style: tense, realistic, disturbing, uplifting, captivating ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, survival, german, jewish, arrest, suicide, forgery, doctor, humiliation, anti semitism, war crime ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 30s, 1930s, 1940s ...
Place: europe, germany, zurich switzerland, berlin germany, canada ...
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God on Trial (2008)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: In the Jewish tradition of arguing with God, Jewish prisoners in Auschwitz decide to put God on Trial.
Style: bleak, serious, tense, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, debate, auschwitz, rivalry, human nature, introspection, society, against humanity, life is a bitch, confined, anti semitism ...
Time: 40s, 20th century
Place: europe, poland, israel, germany
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Adam Resurrected (2008)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Germany, USA, Israel
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Before the war, in Berlin, Adam was an entertainer- cabaret impresario, magician, musician-loved by all until he finds himself in a concentration camp, confronted by Commandant Klein. Adam survives the camp by becoming the Klein's ...
Style: realistic, bleak, emotional, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, survival, mental institution, mental illness, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, against humanity, nazi officer, breast fondling, butt, nazi ...
Time: 30s, 40s, 60s, 20th century, 1950s ...
Place: israel, middle east, europe, germany, berlin germany
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Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 186 min.
Story: In 1947, four German judges who served on the bench during the Nazi regime face a military tribunal to answer charges of crimes against humanity. Chief Justice Haywood hears evidence and testimony not only from lead defendant Ernst Janning and his ...
Style: talky, realistic, thought provoking, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: holocaust, courtroom drama, judge, concentration camp, courtroom, against humanity, cold war, war crime, trial, genocide, war, german ...
Time: 40s, 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 1940s ...
Place: germany, europe, poland
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Sobibor (2018)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Russia, Germany, Lithuania, Poland
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Based on the true story, international historical project “Sobibor” is dedicated to the heroism of the Soviet o cer Alexander Pechersky. During the great Patriotic war, being in a Nazi concentration camp Sobibor he managed to do the impossible ...
Style: rough, based on true events, factual, suspenseful
Plot: world war two, concentration camp, escape, holocaust survivor, nazi germany, killings, mass murder, russian, barefoot woman, shoah, nazi, gas ...
Time: 1940s
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Playing for Time (1980)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: When Jewish songstress Fania Fénelon is plucked from the stage and sent to Auschwitz, she and other musicians find themselves assigned to a terrible task – using their talents to soothe fellow prisoners who are sentenced to die in the gas ...
Plot: concentration camp, auschwitz, orchestra, holocaust, musician, responsibility, ss, nazi germany, haircut, prisoner, nazi, courage ...
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Naked Among Wolves (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Naked Among Wolves (German: Nackt unter Wölfen) is a German drama film directed by Philipp Kadelbach in 2015. It is based on the novel of the same name by Bruno Apitz, which was published in 1958 by the East German Publishing house. It was created ...
Plot: concentration camp, nazism, shoah, war, little boy, death, wehrmacht, holocaust, prisoner, nazis, world war two, nazi ...
Time: 1940s
Place: germany
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Remembrance (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Hannah, a young Jewish girl, is rescued from a concentration camp by her Polish boyfriend, and believes he died after their perilous escape. More than 30 years later, the married Hannah faces an emotional crisis when she learns he's alive.
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: concentration camp, holocaust, wartime life, love and romance, life is a bitch, against the odds, pregnancy, prison, couple relations, war, romance, on the run ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: poland, new york
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Europa Europa (1990)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Germany, France, Poland
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A Jewish boy separated from his family in the early days of WWII poses as a German orphan and is taken into the heart of the Nazi world as a 'war hero' and eventually becomes a Hitler Youth. Although improbabilities and happenstance are ...
Style: epic, realistic, tense, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: german, holocaust, survival, anti semitism, jewish, hidden identity, homosexual, concentration camp, ghetto, communism, roommate, nazism ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 30s, 1940s
Place: latvia, germany, poland, europe, russia ...
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X-Men (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Two mutants, Rogue and Wolverine, come to a private academy for their kind whose resident superhero team, the X-Men, must oppose a terrorist organization with similar powers.
Style: serious, exciting, entertaining, suspenseful, comic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: mutant, superhuman powers, superhero, supernatural ability, good versus evil, heroic mission, rescue, supernatural, adventure, danger, heroes, genetically altered ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1940s, near future, 2000s ...
Place: usa, manhattan new york city, u.s. capitol building, canada, mississippi ...
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Shutter Island (2010)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: World War II soldier-turned-U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels investigates the disappearance of a patient from a hospital for the criminally insane, but his efforts are compromised by his troubling visions and also by a mysterious doctor.
Style: psychological, serious, tense, suspenseful, twist ending ...
Plot: investigation, mental institution, mystery, insanity, paranoia, uncover truth, losing-it hero, doctors and patients, island, delusion, psychiatrist, plot twist ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, year 1945, year 1954 ...
Place: boston
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Perlasca: The Courage of a Just Man (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Italy, France, Sweden, Hungary
Duration: 197 min.
Story: It is the real story of Giorgio Perlasca (Luca Zingaretti). During the 1920s he was an Italian Fascist supporter, fighting in Africa an in the Spanish civil war where he deserved a safe conduct for Spanish embassies. After some years, disillusioned ...
Style: realistic, disturbing, serious, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, ghetto, idealism, black market, genocide, good versus evil, deportation, nazism, moral dilemma, society, fascism ...
Time: 40s, 20s, 20th century, 30s, 80s ...
Place: italy, hungary, budapest hungary, spain, sweden
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I Love You, I Love You Not (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Germany, UK, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: School student and her European-born grandmother share sad stories of their lives.
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, bad ending, fairy tale ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: holocaust, anti semitism, concentration camp, coming of age, romance, school, love and romance, interracial relations, family relations, against humanity, rebelliousness, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, california
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Olga (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Brazil
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Based upon the true story of Olga Benário, the German-born wife of Brazilian communist leader Luís Carlos Prestes. During the dictatorship of Getúlio Vargas (1930-1945) she was arrested and sent to Nazi Germany, where she was put to death in a ...
Style: serious, emotional, bleak, realistic, captivating
Plot: prison life, concentration camp, state affairs, war, romance, against humanity, confined, wartime life, couple relations, love affair, fall in love, revolution ...
Time: 40s, 20th century
Place: europe, germany, brazil
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